Commonwealth Cancer Association director Juan L. Babauta, second from left, celebrates with the “Pink Warriors” during the fundraising event at the Naked Fish Bar and Grill. Best Sunshine International Ltd., headed by BSI chief service officer Tao Xing and CSR director Rita Chong, commits the company’s all-out support by actively participating in CCA’s roster of activities.
The Department of Fire and Emergency Services led by Commissioner Clyde Norita presents a check for $9,517 to the Commonwealth Cancer Association on Tuesday at the Office of the Governor’s conference room in support of cancer awareness activities last month. Norita said the donations were combined from boot drives held every Wednesday last month, a “Pink Warrior” walkathon on Oct. 24, and cancer awareness T-shirts that were sold in October. (Dennis B. Chan)
IN SUPPORT OF TINIAN’S YOUTH: Tinian and Aguiguan Mayor JP San Nicolas and the municipality’s treasurer, Charlene Lizama, received from Best Sunshine International a donation in support of the Tinian Youth Basketball Team, who will represent the islands in a tournament in Guam. In a simple ceremony yesterday afternoon, the municipal leaders are joined by BSI’s chief operating officer Matt Harkness, chief service officer Tao Xing, vice president for legal Charles McDonald, and legal counsel Viola Alepuyo. (Contributed Photo)
YOUTH’S ROLE IN TOURISM PROMOTION
The ongoing success of the MY WAVE Tourism Program, an umbrella program of the Marianas Tourism Education Council, continues to receive growing community support. On Thursday afternoon, Geri Delacruz, director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Best Sunshine International, Ltd., spoke to over 100 San Antonio Middle School 8th graders about the importance of tourism and their roles.
Nine students from Saipan and three chaperones, shown here with Saipan Mayor David Apatang, left, will participate in the Kokusai Seiyounen Kensyuu Kyokai educational and cultural trip in Japan from Nov. 13 to 18. According to Saipan Mayor’s Office student cultural exchange program coordinator Yuki Kishimoto, the delegation will stay with their host families and at the National Youth Center. The students—Sieji Gonzales, Selina Taitano, Roderick Jarae Pierce, Genzo Gonzales, Yoo Jin Park, Emily An, Shizuka Takayama, Debby Siu, and Jonathan Wolf (the youngest student), range from sixth to 12th graders and are from Chacha Ocean View Middle School, Saipan Community School, Kagman High School, Mount Carmel School, Marianas High School, and Dandan Middle School. (Contributed Photo)
WINNING RECIPE: Hyatt Regency Saipan executive chef Gabrielle Colombo and 9-year-old Claire Park demonstrate how to prepare her winning recipe of Rota sweet potatoes and grilled chicken breast to promote the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ State Dinner, which is a program sponsored by first lady MIchelle Obama. (Daisy Demapan)
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